Human beings don’t always build things to last. Sometimes, they make such obvious mistakes that casual observers can’t believe they didn’t notice their design idea flaws from the get-go. Alas, we’re all flawed (much like some designs!) and most of us have a blind spot when it comes to the things we’re involved in.

Nonetheless, bad designs are a lot of fun to look at and laugh at. And there’s no place who does it better than the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit! We collected some of the best, newest, crappy design fails from the Reddit community, so scroll down and enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave product designs gone wrong, and drop us a comment telling us why you loved hating them.

We at Bored Panda love creative designs, but we also adore really bad ideas, too. When you’re done looking through our awesome list, check out our posts about epic design fails, the very worst kitchen designs, epically bad bar and restaurant designs, and structural nightmares. We’re sure you’ll love these funny fails.

#1

If Only They Realized

If Only They Realized

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#2

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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#3

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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There are plenty of examples of bad design out there, but we can find some excellent designs here and there. And good design involves uniting the concept you have with the physical end-result of the product.

For instance, Ikea talks about how its design is “democratic” in that the company believes “good home furnishing is for everyone.”

#4

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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#5

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Qudufy_Duck Report

Meanwhile, Apple values quality craftsmanship through and through. Company founder Steve Jobs said that “for you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

#7

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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Rowlie
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's a silent protest against anything or everything- very exsistential

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#8

At The Local Gym

At The Local Gym

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Orillion
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would it have killed them to paint some pants on him?

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#9

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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You’ve heard that “function over form” is an important aspect of design, but have you ever considered that they can be (and should) united into one seamless whole?

Postmodernist Frank Lloyd Wright, who dedicated his life to crafting organic designs, coined the phrase “form and function are one.” According to him, form and function ought to be in “a spiritual union” instead of vying for dominance over one another.  

#10

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

KoldunMaster Report

Rowlie
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not enough protection! Needs more packaging!

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#11

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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#12

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

donnydealZ Report

In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the moderators of the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit said that the community changed over the years.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they said.

#13

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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#14

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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#15

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Falcon
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We at "Please Use Uploaded Logo inc." are ok with this. 😏

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#16

This Backroad Near My House

This Backroad Near My House

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#17

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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#18

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

_everything_is_fine Report

#19

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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#20

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

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#21

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

Dylflon Report

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#22

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

PomPlosion Report

Rowlie
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope she at least gave him the wrong one. Ps a "diez" button?

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#23

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Bukkake_Monster Report

#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

M3strefi Report

#25

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

BartKing Report

#26

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

twitchPr0saic Report

#27

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

BIGSlil Report

Chuckie
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are identical twins, one is an emotional eater. You dont know their life!

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#28

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Daritania Tejin
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you ever use Permanent marker on a whiteboard, just go over it in the whiteboard marker. It will come off when you wipe then.

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#29

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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#31

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

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#32

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

holyhelp Report

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#33

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

sensory_overlord Report

Human #1,232,867
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In China when market goes up, it's red, when it goes down, it's green... Same here

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#34

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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#35

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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#36

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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#37

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That doesn't look like a hair carpet, that is in fact an actual hair carpet.

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#38

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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#39

This New Wall Art In My Office

This New Wall Art In My Office

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Andy Warholla Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is supposed to mean "nothing is impossible - everything is possible." But jeez, it took me some time to figure it out...Who designs sometnhing like this? Who BUYS something like this?!

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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